Cato’s Timothy Lee’s conflict of interest with regard to Aaron Swartz?
So, let’s walk through this interesting defense-via-faint-damnation of Aaron Swartz by Timothy B Lee. Timothy B. Lee’s article, summed up, is as follows: Aaron Swartz was right to hack into JSTOR and take all those articles without paying for them, but he went about being right very, very stupidly by physically breaking into things while stealing downloading other people’s articles. [Somebody on Twitter made the | Read More »
Today in Washington – December 7, 2010
Conservatives disagree as to whether the tax deal cut between the White House and Capitol Hill’s leaders is a good deal for America. Some conservatives argue that the new congress could have forced a long term deal on extending tax relief permanently for all Americans. Some conservatives are happy to get some tax relief before tax season starts on January 1st and believe that it is the best we could | Read More »
Dan Mitchell Has All You Need to Know About the Debt Commission
I realize for the front page this should probably be a longer post, but this must be your must read of the day. Dan Mitchell from the CATO Institute has everything you need to know about the Debt Commission report. If you read through their report, it sounds like there are lots of spending cuts. But they never explain that these supposed cuts are really | Read More »
Today in Washington – September 23, 2010
The House has 24 suspension votes scheduled for Thursday and a possible vote on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5297 - the TARP, Jr. Act. A vote on TARP, Jr. has been postponed a few times. The Senate will vote on S.J. Res. 30, a resolution of disapproval dealing with the National Mediation Board sponsored by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA). The Senate will then conduct a a vote on S. 3628, the unconstitutional DISCLOSE | Read More »